June 22, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 124 / Guest: Ann Garvin

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Show Summary:

#womenhelpingwomen is one of Mom &… Podcast’s Favorite Things (and it costs less than anything on Oprah’s Favorite Things list). Our guest this week embodies that helping spirit. Ann Garvin is a writer, teacher, and speaker… and a champion of women writers in all genres. Ann is the founder of Tall Poppy Writers, the only cross-genre, cross-publisher women’s author collective in the world (Women helping women!) These days, Ann writes about “people who do too much in a world that asks too much from them,” but her background includes a PhD in sports psychology, nursing, stand up comedy, and more. She knows about living fully into her ellipses, and we talk about it all.

Topics From This Episode:

Look, Listen, Learns (a speed round this week)



  • Shopping for dresses
  • Learning about apps
  • Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus


More About Ann Garvin:

Ann Garvin, Ph.D. is the USA Today Bestselling author of five funny and sad novels. She writes about people who do too much in a world that asks too much from them.

Ann worked as an RN and after receiving her Ph.D. taught Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology Nutrition, Stress Management, and Global Health for thirty years in the University of Wisconsin system. She currently teaches creative writing at Drexel University in their low residency Masters of Fine Arts program and has held positions at Miami University and Southern New Hampshire in their Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing programs.

Ann is the founder of the multiple award-winning Tall Poppy Writers where she is committed to helping women writers succeed. She is a sought-after speaker on writing, leadership and health and has taught extensively in NY, San Francisco, LA, Boston, and at festivals across the country and in Europe.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

Transcript is auto-generated by a robot. Apologies in advance for misspellings or errors.